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Study Suggests Genetic Link For Male Homosexuality

A large study of gay brothers adds to evidence that genes influence men’s chances of being homosexual, but the results aren’t strong enough to prove it.

11/19/2014

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What Is The ‘Perfect’ Amount Of Sleep?

It’s the question we all want answered — What is the “perfect” amount of sleep? Researchers in Finland analyzed sleep data from nearly 4,000 men and women.

10/08/2014

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Study: People With Poor Smell More Likely To Die Within 5 Years

According to a new study out of the University of Chicago, a fading sense of smell in older Americans may be the biggest predictor of impending death.

10/08/2014

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Butter Making A Comeback As New Study Suggests Health Benefits

Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England found butter and other fats like it may not be as bad for us as once thought, and may even have some health benefits.

07/24/2014

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Hartford Forum On Health Innovations

The group is expected to discuss how science is driving change in health care and the implications for health care costs.

07/05/2014

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Researchers Find Pesticides May Increase Chances Of Having Autistic Child

A recent autism study found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides were used had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

06/26/2014

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GSA, DHS Confirm Plan To Sell Plum Island

The federal government has reaffirmed it plans to sell Plum Island, finalizing the environmental review of the animal disease research site off Long Island, even though environmental regulators and some lawmakers say there’s not enough information about the effects of selling it.

08/30/2013

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State Stem Cell Researchers Win $9.8 Million In Grants

Twenty-three Connecticut-based researchers are sharing $9.8 million in funding from the state’s stem cell research funds.

06/13/2013

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$3 Million + In Biomedical Research Grants

State officials in Hartford have announced more than $3 million in grants from Connecticut’s Biomedical Research Fund.

03/28/2013

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Herbst Moves On Multiple Fronts To Boost UConn

The agenda is growing so long for officials at the University of Connecticut that the Board of Trustees has added meetings to keep up with the workload.

01/27/2013

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